Robbie Brenner is an American film executive, a partner at The Firm and the president of its film division. As President of Mattel Films, she leads strategy in developing and producing movies based on Mattel’s brands and IP. [1][2] In 2023, Brenner produced Barbie[3]—directed and co-written by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling—which has grossed over $1.4 billion.[4]

Brenner worked at Miramax Films for nine years.[5] While at Miramax, she worked on numerous films including Serendipity, starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. In 2004, Brenner produced the film Haven, a Cayman Islands crime drama featuring Orlando Bloom, Bill Paxton, and Zoe Saldana. Brenner went on to work at Twentieth Century Fox as senior vice president, Production in 2005 and 2006.[6] After her time there, she was with Davis Entertainment and produced the science fiction film Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem.[7] In 2013, Brenner produced the film Dallas Buyers Club, a Focus Features drama featuring Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Jennifer Garner. This garnered her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Before her work at Mattel Films, Brenner served as President of Production at Relativity.[8][9] While there, she helped manage the studio's acquisition of the Sundance documentary Catfish.[10] She also led production on movies such as Immortals, Safe Haven, Mirror, Mirror, Out of the Furnace, and The Fighter, amongst others.[1][2]

Brenner appeared at #96 in The Hollywood Reporter's "Women in Entertainment 2012: Power 100."[11]

Brenner is a film alumnus of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts[2] and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Executive Branch.[12][13]

Filmography edit

She was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.

Film edit

Year Film Credit Notes
2001 Serendipity Co-executive producer
On the Line Executive producer
2003 View from the Top Executive producer
2004 Haven
2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Executive producer
2008 Deception
2009 A Perfect Getaway
2011 A Little Bit of Heaven Executive producer
Machine Gun Preacher
Immortals Co-executive producer
2012 Mirror Mirror Executive producer
2013 Safe Haven Executive producer
21 & Over Co-executive producer
Escape Plan
Dallas Buyers Club
Out of the Furnace Executive producer
2014 Earth to Echo Executive producer
The Best of Me Executive producer
2016 The Disappointments Room Executive producer
2017 The Space Between Us Executive producer
The Tribes of Palos Verdes
2018 Burden
Escape Plan 2: Hades Direct-to-video
2019 Escape Plan: The Extractors Direct-to-video
2020 The Night Clerk Executive producer
2022 Call Jane
The In Between
2023 Barbie
TBA Thomas & Friends: The Movie
Hot Wheels
Miscellaneous crew
Year Film Role
1991 The Resurrected Additional legal services
1996 Bullet Assistant: Mickey Rourke
1997 Nightwatch Assistant: Michael Obel
2010 The Fighter Executive vice president of production: Relativity Media
2011 Limitless
2012 Mirror Mirror President of production: Relativity Media
2013 Movie 43
21 & Over
Out of the Furnace
Production manager
Year Film Role
2014 Earth to Echo President of production
Year Film Role
2008 Traitor The producers wish to thank
2013 Oculus The producers and director wish to thank
2019 Fractured Special thanks

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Please Tell Me I'm Adopted! Very special thanks Television short

References edit

  1. ^ a b Kilday, Gregg (September 6, 2018). "Mattel Names Robbie Brenner to Head New Film Division". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 14, 2023.
  2. ^ a b c Donnelly, Matt (September 27, 2023). "Mattel Films Elevates Robbie Brenner to President Following 'Barbie' Boom". Variety. Retrieved November 14, 2023.
  3. ^ Berk, Dr Nancy (January 8, 2019). "Margot Robbie to Star as Barbie in Live-Action Movie". Parade. Retrieved November 28, 2023.
  4. ^ "Barbie director Greta Gerwig calls film's success 'so moving'". October 9, 2023. Retrieved November 28, 2023.
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  6. ^ Sneider, Jeff (September 30, 2011). "Relativity ups Tooley to co-prexy". Variety. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
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  8. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (September 8, 2015). "Robbie Brenner Leaving Relativity To Run The Firm's Film Division". Deadline. Retrieved November 20, 2023.
  9. ^ "Reuters | Breaking International News & Views". Reuters. November 20, 2023. Retrieved November 20, 2023.
  10. ^ Kit, Borys (September 30, 2011). "Relativity Promotes Tucker Tooley, Robbie Brenner". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 20, 2023.
  11. ^ "THR's Women in Entertainment 2012: Power 100". The Hollywood Reporter. December 5, 2012. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
  12. ^ Donnelly, Matt (September 27, 2023). "Mattel Films Elevates Robbie Brenner to President Following 'Barbie' Boom". Variety. Retrieved November 8, 2023.
  13. ^ Williams, Trey (September 6, 2018). "Mattel Creates New Film Division, Taps Oscar-Nominated Producer Robbie Brenner to Head". TheWrap. Retrieved November 8, 2023.

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